The 20-year-old rapper, whose actual identify was Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down in an obvious theft in Broward County, Florida, police stated.
Authorities stated he was leaving a motorsports retailer shortly earlier than four p.m. when two males in a darkish SUV shot and killed him.
Followers have been sharing an eerie, undated Instagram Stay video during which XXXTentacion talked about what he needed his legacy to be after he died.
“If worse factor involves worst, and I f—ing die or some s— and I am not in a position to see out my goals, I not less than wish to know that the youngsters perceived my message and have been in a position to make one thing of themselves and in a position to take my message and use it and switch it into one thing constructive and to not less than have an excellent life,” he stated.
“If I will die or ever be a sacrifice, I wish to ensure that my life made not less than 5 million children completely satisfied or they discovered some kind of solutions or resolve in my life whatever the unfavourable round my identify, whatever the dangerous issues individuals say to me,” the rapper added.
His legacy is a sophisticated one for some followers.
Seen as one in every of South Florida’s most preeminent, rising voices in hip-hop, the rapper collaborated with quite a lot of artists from Joey Bada$$ to Noah Cyrus.
In 2016 XXXTentacion was accused of homophobia after he sat down for an interview with Adam Grandmaison for the YouTube podcast “No Jumper.”
In the course of the podcast the rapper instructed a narrative of choking and severely beating a cellmate he suspected was homosexual whereas they each have been housed in a juvenile detention middle.
“Do not assume I am attempting to be f—ing cliché or a weirdo after I say this, however I used to be going loopy,” he stated. “Like, I smear his blood on my face, in my arms, I bought it in my nails, bro, I had it throughout me.”
He then sparked backlash in September 2017 with the music video for his viral hit “Have a look at Me,” which contained a dramatization of XXXTentacion lynching a younger white boy.
In accordance with court docket paperwork he was awaiting trial for a home violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend.
XXXTentacion pleaded not responsible to a number of felony counts, together with witness tampering, and had been below home arrest for a time whereas he awaited trial.
The home arrest was lifted in March, in keeping with Miami-Dade court docket paperwork.
Rapper Kreayshawn stated on Twitter she was uncomfortable with among the issues being stated on social media about XXXTentacion and his demise.
“I used to be all the way down to see X trialed and serve time. Actually the jokes about his demise are disheartening,” she tweeted. “I am an avid fighter in opposition to abuse and have completed my fair proportion of defacing of his album promoting previously however all in all demise isn’t a solution to a cycle (of) homophobia and abuse.”
CNN’s Amir Vera and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.